|Market Bag (front view)... click on photo to enlarge.|
|Market Bag (side view). Sorry... not the best photo.|
It's been a crazy-busy week. I've been cooking up a storm for my family. Nothing very exciting... just getting meals on the table between loads of laundry and chores and running errands. I've been so busy that I made some experimental vegan chocolate mint cookie dough on Monday and never had a chance to bake off the cookies. Now THAT is busy! My husband sprained his ankle something awful (playing tennis) and he asked me to sew a cover for his walking brace (to keep the brace clean when he goes outside). I had so much fun sewing the brace cover... I practically forgot how much I enjoy sewing! I know I would sew more if I had a dedicated sewing space. For now, I have all my sewing stuff in a closet in a spare room. Each time I want to work on a sewing project, I have to spend a considerable amount of time just to make a work space. I had a "light bulb" moment today... I decided to make re-usable market bags that I can take to the grocery store. I'll ask the checker to put my groceries in my homemade bags instead of the store's plastic bags. Hopefully I can make a collection of these bags and, in the course of a year, I'll keep a lot of plastic bags out of the landfill.